Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train

Cheap train tickets from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

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Cheapest

36

Average

38

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

VIA Rail Canada
01:00PMMontreal, QC2h04 03:04PMOttawa, ON
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361One-way
VIA Rail Canada
08:30PMMontreal, QC2h05 10:35PMOttawa, ON
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361One-way
VIA Rail Canada
02:00PMMontreal, QC2h04 04:04PMOttawa, ON
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361One-way
VIA Rail Canada
03:54PMMontreal, QC2h12 06:06PMOttawa, ON
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441One-way

Train schedule from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

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VIA Rail Canada
01:00PMMontreal, QC2h04 03:04PMOttawa, ON
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VIA Rail Canada
02:00PMMontreal, QC2h04 04:04PMOttawa, ON
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VIA Rail Canada
03:54PMMontreal, QC2h12 06:06PMOttawa, ON
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VIA Rail Canada
08:30PMMontreal, QC2h05 10:35PMOttawa, ON
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Fastest train times from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

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Fastest Journey

2 h 4 m

Average

2 h 6 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

165 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Montreal, QC for Ottawa, ON every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

VIA Rail Canada
01:00PMMontreal, QC2h04 03:04PMOttawa, ON
0 transfers
361One-way
VIA Rail Canada
02:00PMMontreal, QC2h04 04:04PMOttawa, ON
0 transfers
361One-way
VIA Rail Canada
08:30PMMontreal, QC2h05 10:35PMOttawa, ON
0 transfers
361One-way
VIA Rail Canada
03:54PMMontreal, QC2h12 06:06PMOttawa, ON
0 transfers
441One-way

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Overview: Train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$38 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON cover the 102 miles (164 km) long route taking on average 2 h 4 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $38 (€34), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€34).

Train providers: VIA Rail from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON trains

Find the best trains to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC with Omio's travel partners VIA Rail from $38 (€34). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail is Canada's main train provider. There are several different ticket fares like Economy, Business, Sleeper Plus, Prestige and Touring for your next journey by train between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON.

Book your VIA Rail Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check VIA Rail up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable VIA Rail train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON is 102 miles (164 km), and the best price for a one-way Montreal, QC - Ottawa, ON VIA Rail train ticket starts at $38 (€34) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your VIA Rail ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with VIA Rail!

Train information from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON with VIA Rail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 8 min
  • Average Price: $38
  • VIA Rail frequency: 4 a day

Trains from Montreal to Ottawa

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, lies in the south-eastern corner of Ontario, close to the border with Quebec. It was a diplomatic choice as national capital, a compromise between the rival claims of the largest cities Toronto and Montreal. The seat of government is an attractive destination in its own right, with seven national museums, scenic parks, and some of Canada's most celebrated craft beer venues. Canada's primary rail operator VIA Rail provides daily direct trains to the capital from Montreal seven days a week, a popular route for business travelers and tourists. Journey times to Ottawa average just over 2 hours, with morning, afternoon, and evening departures available from Montreal. Weekend schedules are a little less-frequent with no early morning trains from Montreal to Ottawa on Saturdays.

Which train companies travel from Montreal to Ottawa?

Canada's main long-distance rail operator VIA Rail provides all the country's intercity services including all train services from Montreal to Ottawa. Passengers on this route can opt for VIA Rail's Economy or Business Class seats. Train carriages on intercity services are equipped with power outlets for charging tablets and cell phones, WiFi internet access and onboard entertainment systems. Trolley services in Economy Class on board the train from Montreal to Ottawa offer sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for purchase, with complimentary meals and cocktails provided for Business Class passengers. Some VIA Rail intercity trains on this route to the capital city also offer baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger. Passengers with reduced mobility are given priority boarding and luggage assistance from VIA Rail train staff.

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

The trip on the train from Montreal to Ottawa is one of the shorter journeys on the VIA Rail network. The fastest train from Montreal to Ottawa is the early morning departure to the capital, taking 2 hours to cover the 116-mile (186 kilometer) route south-west from the Quebecois city. Other direct trains with VIA Rail take between three and 14 minutes longer, with the mid-morning departure from Montreal providing the slowest trip to the capital. Indirect services are not a practical consideration on this VIA Rail intercity route.

How many trains are there from Montreal to Ottawa?

Weekday VIA Rail schedules for this route between Montreal and Ottawa include six daily departures from the Quebecois city to the capital. The first train from Montreal to Ottawa leaves just after 6:00 a.m. and the timetable offers two morning trains, a midday service, two afternoon trains, and a final departure from Montreal in early evening, arriving in Ottawa around 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays there are three direct trains to Ottawa from Montreal, departing in mid-morning, around midday and in mid-evening. Sunday timetables offer five direct trains to Ottawa, with a morning and midday train, two afternoon services, and an evening connection.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Montreal to Ottawa?

Departure station: Montreal Central Station, also known to French-speaking locals as the Gare Centrale, is the city's major terminus for VIA Rail trains and the busiest commuter station in the province of Quebec. The station is situated close to the Old Port on the south-east side of central Montreal, with public transport links that include seven local bus routes, night buses, and airport shuttles, and Montreal Metro subway trains on the Green line from McGill station or the Orange line from Bonaventure station. Facilities at the station include parking lots, Bixi bike share racks, car rental agencies, free WiFi, ATMs, a hair salon, and taxi stands. The concourse food court includes Canadian restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bakeries, and an Asian diner. The shopping mall at the station features fashion and accessory boutiques, a luxury chocolatier, a jewelers, luggage stores, grocery markets, and news vendors.

Arrival station: Ottawa station is the capital's main hub for VIA Rail intercity trains, located east of the city center. OC Transpo offers public transport connections to the city center on light rail services on the O-Train Confederation Line from the adjacent Tremblay station, and frequent bus services from the train station to downtown Ottawa on routes 61 and 62. Passenger facilities at the station include a business lounge, free WiFi, car rental desks, ATMs, baggage storage services, vending machines, and rest rooms. The concourse offers a range of fast food outlets, snack bars and coffee shops, with a convenience store and news vendors providing picnic essentials and reading material.

Travel Tips: Trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Ottawa, ON easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON.
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Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON for the next 7 days starting from $38 (€34)  one way.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $38 (€34)  for a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON.
You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km)  between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON by train.
While the time it takes to travel 102 miles (164 km) to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train journey time is on average 2 h 4 min.
For the trip from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON you can take a train with VIA Rail Canada. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON leaves at 10: 20 AM. The last train departing from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON leaves at 10: 20 AM. You can find the latest Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $38 (€34) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON a few months in advance.

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